News & Perspective

Dec 19, 2017

Dec 19, 2017
Report card

States' report card highlights threat of weather, infectious diseases

Only 19 states reported increasing or maintaining their public health budgets, down from 26 last year.

Jul 27, 2017

Jul 27, 2017

News Scan for Jul 27, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Public health funding threat
Hepatitis battle snapshot
Global flu vaccine uptake

Dec 20, 2016

Dec 20, 2016
Personal protective equipment

Preparedness report card notes state, national gaps and gains

TFAH rated 26 states and Washington, D.C., as 6 or lower on a 10-point scale.

Oct 19, 2016

Oct 19, 2016
Presidential microphones

TFAH outlines health policy priorities for next US president

The non-profit highlights policies that could save billions in avoidable healthcare costs, it says.

Jul 14, 2016

Jul 14, 2016
US Capitol

Senate impasse postpones Zika funding talks till fall

Also, studies explore Zika-dengue antibody dynamics and co-infections with chikungunya.

Apr 19, 2016

Apr 19, 2016

News Scan for Apr 19, 2016

Public health funding
Saudi MERS cases
More chikungunya
New H7N9 cases
MRSA in athletes

Dec 17, 2015

Dec 17, 2015
Bacteria colony

Complacency, underfunding fuel state readiness gaps

In its annual report, TFAH said there are still major gaps and funding needed to battle new threats.

Jul 07, 2015

Jul 07, 2015
Doctors pushing gurney

HHS 2015 preparedness grants hold at 2014 level

Grants to support emergency preparedness for local public health agencies and hospitals equal about $840 million.

Apr 16, 2015

Apr 16, 2015

Public Health Scan for Apr 16, 2015

Cuts in public health funds
Higher state epidemiology capacity

Feb 03, 2015

Feb 03, 2015
Pills and money

Infectious-disease programs fare well in Obama's 2016 budget

Highlights include funds for antibiotic resistance, bioterrorism preparedness, and a unified food safety agency.

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